How Leonard Cohen Looked After His Lovers – Even When They Were No Longer Lovers

 

There are the cheques [from Leonard Cohen] to Marianne “to help her out because she’s a fine lady”; the payments to support Suzanne [Elrod], the children and smooth over whatever Suzanne’s latest contretemps may be. In the semidetached house Leonard’s mother willed to him, a sweet moon-faced girl lives with her illegitimate baby who thinks Leonard is her father. (He isn’t, but the real father is already married to two other women.) “I ought to sell the house,” says Leonard, “but where will she go?”1

I am republishing selected posts from my former Leonard Cohen site, Cohencentric, here on AllanShowalter.com (these posts can be found at Leonard Cohen). This entry was originally posted Apr 27, 2018.

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  1. Leonard Cohen Says That to All the Girls by Barbara Amiel. Maclean’s: Sept 18, 1978. []

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